Technology energy help lift Toronto market index US stocks mixed

TORONTO — Information technology and energy stocks helped lift Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stocks were mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 15.14 points at 16,501.08. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 52.33 points at 27,101.87. The S&P 500 index was up 1.59 points at 2,978.20, while the Nasdaq composite was up 36.96 points at 8,183.45.  The Canadian dollar traded for 76.26 cents US compared with an average of 76.51 cents US on Friday.The September crude contract was up 22 cents at US$55.98 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 5.1 cents at US$2.30 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up 70 cents at US$1,427.40 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 2.2 cents at US$2.73 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press read more